Kiota orphanage supports 20 children ages 4 through 14 years old. We provide children of Thika a better future by offering them better shelter, healthy food, medical attention and decent education. We are establishing that through our children’s home where they have healthy food, clean water, clothing, medical attention, education and loving care
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English, French, and Swahili) Dictionaries
(English, French, and Swahili) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English, French, and Swahili) Human Body and Science
(English, French, and Swahili) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops
Beads for Bead Work and Thread
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, and Plastic Serving Plates
Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Amani Kibera is a community library in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. Kibera is the largest slum in East Africa with population estimates ranging from 500,000 to 2 million. Students struggle to study at home due to lack of lighting (no electricity) and large families living in one room making it difficult to concentrate. The library provides a space for students to access a quiet place, tutoring, computers with internet access, and reference books.
Adult Fiction, Arts and Recreation, Early Childhood Development, General Works, Computer Science and Information, History and Geography, Language, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Philosophy and Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction
(Current) Atlases, Dictionaries, (Current) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD, and Thesauruses
Ballpoint Pens, Black Fine Liners, Book Pockets for Date Issued Cards (These can be bought professionally made up), Clear Packing Tape, Clear Sellotape, Date Issued Cards (These can be bought professionally made up), Date Stamp and Inkpad, Due-Date Slip to remind reader when to return book (These can be bought professionally made up), Erasers, Labels, Paper-Cutting Knife, Plastic Covers for Books, Retractable Pencils, Ruler, Scissors, Strong Paper/Cardboard Glue, and Tippex/White-out
E-Readers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.